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granted no quarter

To be offered no mercy, concession, or indulgence. We are at war with barbarians, soldier. You will be granted no quarter if you are taken captive; likewise, you shall grant them no quarter should you take them alive. This match determines if we're heading to the finals of the tournament, so make sure they are granted no quarter!
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be taken for granted

1. To be considered innately true, real, or correct; to be anticipated as always being available or at hand. The plenitude of our natural resources has been taken for granted by people for most of human history. I guess we had taken for granted that our kids would stick around this town and take care of us when we get older.
2. To be underestimated or undervalued; to not be properly appreciated or recognized. I've decided to go out and start my own business, because I'm sick of being taken for granted in this huge corporation.
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grant someone no quarter

 and give someone no quarter
Fig. not to allow someone any mercy or indulgence. (Originally meant to refuse to imprison and simply to kill one's prisoner.) The professor was harsh on lazy students. During class, he granted them no quarter.
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grant something to someone

to give or award something to someone. The foundation granted a large sum of money to Jane for her research. They granted an award to Kelly.
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take someone or something for granted

to expect someone or something to be always available to serve in some way without thanks or recognition; to value someone or something too lightly. I wish you didn't take me for granted. I guess that I take a lot of things for granted.
See also: grant, take

not take anything for granted

to question everything, including what is usually accepted as true He did not take his luck for granted and worked constantly to be an even better dancer.
Usage notes: also used in the form take nothing for granted: The president took nothing for granted and worked hard to gain the support of Congress.
Opposite of: take something for granted
See also: anything, grant, not, take

take somebody for granted

to fail to appreciate someone When your own children are growing up, you tend to take them for granted, and then, suddenly, they are grown up. Politicians seem to take voters for granted, except when they face a serious challenge.
Usage notes: usually said about someone who is not appreciated because you think they will always be available
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take something for granted

1. to fail to appreciate the value of something So many of us take clean water for granted.
2. to accept something as true without questioning or testing it We take it for granted that our children will be better off than we are. Opposite of: not take anything for granted
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take it for granted

to believe that something is true without first thinking about it or making sure that it is true (usually + that ) I'd always seen them together and just took it for granted that they were married.
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take somebody for granted

to not show that you are grateful to someone for helping you or that you are happy they are with you, often because they have helped you or been with you so often One of the problems with relationships is that after a while you begin to take each other for granted.
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take something for granted

to expect something to be available all the time and forget that you are lucky to have it We take so many things for granted in this country - like having hot water whenever we need it.
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take for granted

1. Consider as true or real, anticipate correctly, as in I took it for granted that they'd offer to pay for their share but I was wrong. [c. 1600]
2. Underestimate the value of, become used to, as in The editors felt that the publisher was taking them for granted.
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take for granted

1. To consider as true, real, or forthcoming; anticipate correctly.
2. To underestimate the value of: a publisher who took the editors for granted.
See also: grant, take
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25 approach, pro forma disclosures needed to include the effects of all awards granted in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 1994.
In general, an ISO cannot be granted to an individual who, at the time of grant, owns stock having more than 10 percent of the combined voting power of all classes of stock of the employer corporation or of its parent or subsidiary corporation.
For purposes of computing the limitation, the fair market value of the stock is determined as of the date the ISO is granted.
If the exercise price of each ISO granted under an employer's plan is equal to the fair market value of the underlying shares of stock at the time of grant (a common situation, although ISOs with exercise prices in excess of current fair market value are obviously permissible), then compliance can be tested by comparing $100,000 to the product of (i) the number of shares with respect to which ISOs of an employee first become exercisable in a particular year and (i) the exercise price per share.
If the corporation wants to grant to the employee an ISO with respect to a greater quantity of shares, an ISO could be granted that is exercisable over a multi-year interval -- for example, for a total of 10,000 shares, exercisable to the extent of 5,000 shares per year.
If a corporation grants to an employee ISOs first becoming exercisable in a single year that relate to shares with a combined fair market value that exceeds $100,000, the rule precluding options on shares in excess of $100,000 per year from qualifying as ISOs is applied by taking options into account in the order in which they were granted.
Analog Devices has determined that no restatement of its historical financial results would be necessary due to the proposed settlement, because the effects of using revised measurement dates for options granted in 1998, 1999 and 2001 are not material to any of the fiscal years 1998 through 2005, based on the materiality guidelines contained in SAB 99.
ADI granted options to between 2,000 and 3,500 employees in each of the years under investigation.
On September 1, 2004, a total of 340,000 shares were granted to six new employees.
On December 3, 2004, a total of 68,000 shares were granted to two new employees.
On December 17, 2004, a total of 40,000 shares were granted to one new employee.
On January 7, 2005, a total of 20,000 shares were granted to one new employee.
Included in the non-officer employee stock option grants are grants to the following former CATC executive officers: Kevin Fitzgerald was granted stock options to purchase 6,667 shares of LeCroy common stock under each of Tranches #2 and #3; and Albert Lee was granted stock options to purchase 13,333 shares of LeCroy common stock under Tranche #1 and another 6,667 shares under Tranche #2.
On October 29, 2004, an employment inducement restricted stock grant to purchase 50,000 shares of LeCroy common stock was granted to Carmine J.